The Edgewater is a Seattle institution, and not just because The Beatles once fished from one of its guest rooms. It's a place locals count on for special occasions, beginning with the "table d'hôte" Sunday brunch at Six Seven restaurant overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains — arguably one of the most majestic views in America. Indoors or out, diners can choose from a three-course prix fixe menu or à la carte dishes consisting of seasonally inspired cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Along with a complimentary mimosa or glass of Champagne, diners will find such weekend delights as a duo of oysters with caviar crème fraiche and Washington apple pancakes with cinnamon butter and Grand Marnier. Best of all, every dish is unique. Just consider the pan-seared Alaskan cod with spinach, midnight tomatoes brioche and pimento cream sauce, or the pastrami Reuben bento box, which features pastrami from neighboring Vashon Island. This emphasis on local ingredients extends to the desserts, which include rosemary-scented panna cotta with huckleberries stewed in chianti.
BEVERLY HILLS BRUNCHING The Polo Lounge
Once an iconic hotspot synonymous with old Hollywood glamour, The Polo Lounge is still a favorite brunch destination for the glitterati and Tinseltown's most powerful movers and shakers.